Banks to end charging dead, conflicted fees

Original article by James Frost
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 13 & 17 : 10-Oct-18

The Australian Banking Association has proposed a number of changes to the banking code of practice in response to the misconduct exposed by the financial services royal commission. Amongst other things, banks have agreed to take action to ensure that they do not continue to charge fees after a customer has died, while the banks will ensure that they do not charge fees for services that are not provided or are not needed by a customer. The ABA and its members will also lobby for the complete abolition of trailing commissions for financial advice.

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AUSTRALIAN BANKING ASSOCIATION, AUSTRALIA. ROYAL COMMISSION INTO MISCONDUCT IN THE BANKING, SUPERANNUATION AND FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY, AMP LIMITED – ASX AMP, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ, COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA – ASX CBA, NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED – ASX NAB, WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBC, MACQUARIE PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGEMENT PTY LTD, CLSA AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, COMMONWEALTH FINANCIAL PLANNING LIMITED, COUNT FINANCIAL LIMITED, FINANCIAL WISDOM LIMITED, COLONIAL FIRST STATE GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT

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